The FilmJerk Podcast
Episode 048: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Episode 048: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

March 31, 2021

This week, we take a look back at a movie shot in 1980, and would sit on the proverbial shelf until it premiered on basic cable in 1984, becoming a cult film and inspiring an early 1990s music revolution. Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.

Episode 047: Albert Brooks and Lost in America

Episode 047: Albert Brooks and Lost in America

March 25, 2021

This week's episode takes a look back at the career of writer, director and actor Albert Brooks and his brilliant 1985 comedy Lost in America.

Episode 046: Ralph Bakshi and American Pop

Episode 046: Ralph Bakshi and American Pop

March 9, 2021

This week's episode takes a look back at the career of Ralph Bakshi and his pioneering 1981 animated rock musical American Pop.

Episode 045: Some Kind of Wonderful

Episode 045: Some Kind of Wonderful

March 3, 2021

This week's episode takes a look at the best movie in the John Hughes canon: 1987's Some Kind of Wonderful.

Episode 044: Scotti Brothers Pictures

Episode 044: Scotti Brothers Pictures

February 25, 2021

This week's episode takes a look back at the short-lived 1980s distribution company Scotti Brothers Pictures.

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Episode 043: Barry Levinson in the 1980s

Episode 043: Barry Levinson in the 1980s

February 18, 2021

This week's episode takes a look back at the 1980s movies directed by Academy Award winner Barry Levinson.

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The titles discussed during this episode include:

...And Justice for All (1979, Norman Jewison)

Avalon (1990, Barry Levinson)

Bugsy (1991, Barry Levinson)

Diner (1982, Barry Levinson)

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson)

High Anxiety (1978, Mel Brooks)

Inside Moves (1980, Richard Donner)

The Natural (1984, Barry Levinson)

Rain Man (1988, Barry Levinson)

Silent Movie (1976, Mel Brooks)

Tin Men (1987, Barry Levinson)

Toys (1992, Barry Levinson)

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, Barry Levinson)

 

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Tim Daly, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg and Paul Reiser in a scene from Diner

 

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Robin Williams in a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam

 

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Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in a scene from Rain Man

Episode 042: Sigourney Weaver

Episode 042: Sigourney Weaver

February 9, 2021

This week's episode takes a look back at the 1980s movies starring three time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver.

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Episode 041: Empire Pictures - Part Three

Episode 041: Empire Pictures - Part Three

February 2, 2021

On this episode of The FilmJerk Podcast, we complete our three-part miniseries on the 80s movie production and distribution company, Empire Pictures, discussing dozens of films they announced at one time but never ended making.

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Episode 040: Empire Pictures - Part Two

Episode 040: Empire Pictures - Part Two

January 27, 2021

On this episode, we continue our mini-series on the movies of Empire Pictures, concentrating on the films they released theatrically in 1988 and 1989, all the movies they would release directly to video, a summation of the decline of Empire Pictures, and what happened to Empire Pictures head Charles Band after he left the company.

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Episode 039: Empire Pictures - Part One

Episode 039: Empire Pictures - Part One

January 19, 2021

In this episode, we take a look back at Empire Pictures, one of the more successful independent film distributors of the 1980s, responsible for two classic adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft stories, Re-Animator and From Beyond, the Gremlins ripoff Ghoulies (that wasn't actually a ripoff of Gremlins), and some of the most titillating movie titles to ever exist. Read the rest of this entry »

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